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Santorini Volcano

Santorini Volcano

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The Basics

Most visitors reach the active volcano on Nea Kameni, whose crater continues to rumble and puff out steam, by way of a boat tour departing from the town of Oia, the Old Port of Fira, or the Athinios port on Santorini’s main island. Once on the island, you can hike up to the crater’s rim and take in the views across lava fields to Greece’s Aegean Sea. Volcano tours may also stop on Thirasia, the second-largest island in the archipelago, and at the hot springs on Palea Kameni, where boats moor at Erinia and you can swim to the springs beneath the tiny church of Agios Nikolaos. Boat trips can get crowded in high season, so opt for a small-group guided tour or catamaran tour if you would prefer a more personal experience.

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Santorini Volcano & Hot Springs Tour
Santorini Volcano & Hot Springs Tour
$26.77 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Best excursion we did from Santorini!
Highly recommend this excursion if you want a little change of scenery. The boat ride was quick and fun as it was a bit chopping on the water. The hike up the volcano wasn’t as bad as expected but is very hot the beginning of the hike since theres not wind on that side. Views were amazing and you can see the smoke from the dormant craters. The hot spring was our favorite part. Be aware there’s 600 steps to walk down(about 20-30mins) or you can take the cable car down, just account for that time getting down to the port!
Sam_H, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Santorini

star-4
Lovely experience, well run. Staff were a little indifferent.
Steve_T, May 2022
Santorini Volcano & Hot Springs Tour
Volcano springs were great. It must get very busy in high season. All felt a little impersonal. The boat was.clean and well maintained. It could have been better signposted on the dock where to collect the tickets.
star-5
Great experience!
Meara_T, May 2022
Caldera Half Day Tour (Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirassia)
Well worth it! Great and clean boat! Definitely be sure to wear close toed shoes for the volcano, and bring a swim suit for the hot springs. You can change on the boat, but it’s easier to wear it under or bring a wrap to change.
star-5
The crew is excellent!!...
Omar_P, Jun 2022
Santorini Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer
The crew is excellent!! Highly recommended the day cruise. Hospitality was amazing. Thank you Mr George
star-4
Enjoyable experience
Chansavath_P, Jun 2022
Caldera Half Day Tour (Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirassia)
We had an enjoyable day. Bring water, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes. Only attempt the climb up the steep steps of Tharissia town if you are fit. Walking in the midday heat is really tough.
star-5
Amazing experience!!
Teena_T, Jun 2022
Caldera Private Cruise & Volcano Hike
We had a hard time finding a parking spot at the pier, but a crew member was very patient & came to find us. The crew was very attentive and made sure we all had a great time! It was great having the boat to ourselves! The views were amazing and we had a fabulous time!! I would highly recommend!!
star-5
Must-do in Santorini
Andy_L, Jun 2022
Santorini Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer
Amazing experience! From the moment we got picked up through to our return to the hotel, every part was wonderful. We especially loved the staff. They were very passionate about what they do and had so much fun with us. Special thanks to George and Spiros!
star-5
Fabulous
B_N, Jun 2022
Santorini Volcano & Hot Springs Tour
Awesome trip. Really enjoyed it. Great value! The guide was extremely knowledgeable. The swim was awesome.
star-5
Amazing Experience!!!!
Arvella_J, Jun 2022
Santorini Caldera Blue Cruise with BBQ on board and Drinks
Highly recommend!!! Well worth the money. Lots of food and drinks. Nick was the Captain and he was great. Great music too!!! You won’t be disappointed.
star-5
Wonderful experience
Antonia_G, Jun 2022
Santorini Volcano Sunset Cruise
Very good guide, super friendly crew and is a trip worth doing if you’re in Santorini! A must do! Well done guys!
star-5
We booked this tour the...
Kate_D, May 2022
Santorini Gold Semi Private Catamaran Cruise
We booked this tour the night before, so basically last minute, and are SO glad we did. The crew was incredibly helpful, kind, and enjoyable to spend the day with. We enjoyed meeting and chatting with our fellow passengers, while seeing some of Santorini's landscape we would not have had the chance to had we stayed at our hotel!
star-5
Beautiful day in paradise!
Sheila_P, May 2022
Santorini Red Cruise with Catamaran
What a fun day! The crew was awesome! Food was yummy and the views just amazing!! The boat was so comfortable laying out on the front was so enjoyable!
star-5
Great fun!
Natalie_H, Jun 2022
Caldera Half Day Tour (Volcano, Hot Springs, Thirassia)
Great value! A great to spend a day in Santorini. We enjoyed jumping off the boat to swim in the crystal clear water and climbing up to see the volcano craters.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • If you plan to walk to the crater’s rim, be sure to wear hiking-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes.

  • Don't forget a hat, sunblock, and plenty of water to guard against the Mediterranean heat.

  • Boat tour passengers must be agile enough to board and disembark boats, so travelers with limited mobility should confirm accessibility before booking.

  • Visiting the volcano requires about 30 minutes of uphill hiking, so may not be suitable for young children or those who are not strong walkers.

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How to Get There

You can reach the volcano on Nea Kameni by boat on a private tour or a larger group cruise departing from Santorini.

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When to Get There

Santorini volcano tours are most crowded in summer, when it can also be uncomfortably hot during the peak hours of the day. Opt for an early morning or late afternoon departure, or plan your visit for the spring or fall.

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Santorini Sunsets

Santorini boasts gorgeous sunsets, and the archipelago has the Thira volcano to thank. Its cataclysmic eruption scooped out the once-circular island’s center and west coast, creating the sea-filled caldera ringed by the sheer cliffs of the Santorini archipelago’s main island. Today the caldera provides a low-lying, obstruction-free observation point along Santorini’s west coast, perfect for watching the sun sink into the sea. Consider booking a romantic sunset tour by boat in the late afternoon to savor this famous sunset.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Santorini Volcano?
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